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Gelidium asperum (C.Agardh) Greville 1830

Publication details
Gelidium asperum (C.Agardh) Greville 1830: lviii (as G. asper)

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, [1]-218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
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Publication date: Feb.-March 1830

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gelidium is Gelidium corneum (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Sphaerococcus asper C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: "Cape van Diemen", South Tasmania (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 131). Lectotype: Labillardière; LD 33216 (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 131).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), rough.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus asper C.Agardh 1822

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gelidium glandulaefolium J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1847

Taxonomic notes
Silva et al. (1996: 133) cite Gelidium asperum.- Hohenacker, 1862 [1852-1862]: no. 557 (in part), no. 558 as a synonym of G. abbottiorum R. Norris - (4 Jun 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

A subtidal species, known from 3-20m deep and in shaded deep pools (Womersley & Guiry (1994: 131).

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Key references
Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Womersley, H.B.S. & Guiry, M.D. (1994). Order Gelidiales Kylin 1923: 132. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part IIIA. Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 118-142. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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